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On this day in football history
- 1925 Rangers signed Dougie Gray from Aberdeen junior side. He became one of the finest right backs in Scottish football and spent his entire senior career with the Ibrox team. When the war broke out in 1939 he had played in 485 Scottish League matches, won 10 League championship medals, 6 Scottish Cups and 8 international caps. Retired from the playing side during the War.
- 1935 Peter Shevlin transferred to Albion Rovers from Hamilton Academicals. On his day a brilliant goalkeeper, he took over as successor to Charlie Shaw for Celtic in 1924, won a Scottish Cup medal at the end of his first season and a League Championship one at the end of his second. Moved to South Shields then in the Third North in 1927 and two years later joined Nelson, also a League club at that time. Remained with the club when they lost their League status in 1931 and returned to Scotland to sign for Hamilton in 1933. Missed the 1935 Scottish Cup Final through injury. Appeared in 294 matches in the Scottish League and Football League.
- 1953 Billy Gray, Chelsea winger, transferred to Burnley. First professional club was Leyton Orient whom he joined in 1947, moving to Chelsea in March 1949. Signed for Nottingham Forest in 1957 and figured at inside left in their 1959 Cup winning side, later moving to left back. Appointed manager of Millwall in Nov. 1963 and signed himself as a player in case of emergency and did in fact turn out in a number of positions to meet the team's needs. Led Millwall to promotion from the Fourth Division in 1965 and from the Third at the end of the following season, only to resign at the moment of triumph. Appointed manager of Brentford a few weeks later. Turned out in 505 League matches and scored 73 goals, and played for England 'B' against Switzerland 'B' in 1950.